Tub on the Run

More hobbling and bring plans forward


Monday was a good day for my #MarchForMarch.  I toddled off for a lunchtime walk, and actually walked faster than I thought.  It was a gorgeous day, and it would have been a shame not to get out into the sunshine for a few minutes.

March For March Day 9

Tuesday started off pretty well too.  I didn’t get the chance to go out at lunch, but I did get a couple of walks around the factory running some errands.  In my last walk around, I managed to roll my ankle in a tiny (and I do mean tiny) gap between a drain cover and the concrete floor.  In slow-mo, I felt my ankle roll, my bulk come crashing down, landing on my opposite elbow, and taking a deep breath in and feeling the bruise on my pride start to swell.

Anyway, the floor won.  I am rather renowned for being accident prone at work, and I was long overdue a tumble.  My ankle swelled up quite quickly, and hurt like a [insert various swear words].

On Wednesday morning, it felt worse, so Matt made me go to A&E.  One x-ray and 45 minutes later, it turns out it is just a nasty sprain.  Usual RICE advice given.  The swelling is now beginning to go down, but this whole event has made me realise how much I sit on my feet or cross my legs, and how annoying it is that I cannot sit like I usually do.


Needless to say, that has kind of limited my walking for March for March, though I am still trying to get a few steps in each day to stop my ankle from stiffening up.  What I am trying to say is, I’m down, but not out!

Matt and I have also had some news.  It’s a bit good and a bit bad.  We live in a rather odd set up, above some offices in a flat with no real front door (we have to come in through the offices).  We’d always assumed that the main business of the offices owned the building, but it seems the building is leased, and the lease is up this summer.  Bad news for us is that the premises they’re moving to doesn’t have a flat above, so we’ve been given notice and will need to find a new place to live during the summer.  The good news is that we had been planning to buy a house this year, around November time anyway.  We’ve been saving for the deposit for our own house since we paid off the wedding, but it hadn’t had too much of a focus until January.  So while it is bad news that we have to move out, and a little quicker than we had intended to, it has been the kick up the bum we’ve needed to really get stuff in order and on the move.

Right now, I feel massively overwhelmed by the task of buying a house, and it is pushing me out of my comfort zone.  In addition to that, we’re having to look at properties outside of our home town (which we have both lived in for over 20 years).  We’ll be looking to move a little further up the road where it is a little more “first time buyer friendly”.

Oh blimey… it seems I have now hit adulthood!

Author: Steph

Blogger learning to live a healthier life, losing weight and starting to run.

5 thoughts on “More hobbling and bring plans forward

  1. Ouch to the ankle- hope its OK now.
    Exciting news about the house too- stressful but it will be worth it 🙂

    • Still limping around but I am on the mend thank you! Yes, exciting but a bit scary. We had talked about it but it always seemed far away and now it is a reality 🙂

  2. Hope your ankle is on the mend now, and not too painful. We bought our first house 3 years ago after our landlady increased our rent massively, and it was the best thing we did. It is stressful but worth it. My advice is to speak to the bank and estate agents asap so you know exactly what is within your budget, and then just get out and start looking! Try and think of it as fun rather than a stress – just control what you can.

    • I am getting there with the ankle. I am going to make an appointment to speak to my bank, who seem to be offering good deal at the moment. Thankfully a tiny bit of groundwork was started a couple of weeks ago as I was there for a review and talked briefly about it then. It is exciting though 🙂 all tips greatly received!

  3. Well… I suppose some time off your feet to get started on the admin side :-/
    Every cloud.

    Hope you heal up quickly.